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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:29:23 +0000
LG to unveil first 5G smartphone with Snapdragon 855 at MWC LG's yet-to-be-named first 5G smartphone will be unveiled on February 24th at Mobile World Congress, sporting a Snapdragon 855 processor, a vapor chamber, and a 4,000 mAh battery.

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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:02:00 +0000
As the PC market continues to shrink slowly, guess which OEMs are still thriving? The worldwide PC market has been flat for the past few years, but that hasn't been true for every OEM. A closer look at two years' worth of statistics from IDC shows that three companies have been doing significantly better than the rest.

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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:27:55 +0000
US Senators fear Chinese-made metro rail cars could be used for surveillance US Senators want Washington Metro to block a Chinese state-owned company from providing subway cars.

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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:49:58 +0000
Meizu creates a 'holeless' handset with no ports dubbed the zero No charging port, no headphone jack, no speakers, no SIM tray.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 23:14:26 +0000
Facebook open sources tower of Babel, Klingon not supported Facebook this week open-sourced PyTorch tools to build a deep learning model that can represent the structure of 93 different languages in a single neural network. The system is able to match up language pairs not previously trained. It's one big step closer to the dream of a single representation for languages, a kind of "interlingua."

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 22:45:00 +0000
Chrome API update will kill a bunch of other extensions, not just ad blockers Chrome extensions for antivirus products, parental control enforcement, and various privacy-enhancing services also affected.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 22:16:00 +0000
F5 Networks, Citrix, PTC all beat earnings expectations However, F5 Networks is seeing softer business from service providers as they transition to 5G technology.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 22:13:30 +0000
My Health Record accounts reach 6.45m as opt-out deadline draws near From next Thursday, a record will be automatically created for those who have not opted out of the Australian government's online medical file.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 21:59:00 +0000
Australian government gives Amazon Web Services protected level certification The cloud giant can now store highly sensitive workloads for Australian government entities.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:03:00 +0000
CareerBuilder boosts AI expertise with acquisition of Textkernel With the acquisition of the semantic search company, CareerBuilder now has more than 200 data scientists, engineers and AI specialists.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:00:00 +0000
Amazon field tests an autonomous delivery robot named Scout Only six Scout robots are currently being tested in a single neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:32:33 +0000
Europol arrests UK man for stealing €10 million worth of IOTA cryptocurrency Suspect operated the portal that generated and secretly logged passwords for IOTA wallets.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:19:32 +0000
Adobe acquires 3D texture firm Allegorithmic Adobe said it plans to integrate Allegorithmic's tools, via subscription, into various parts of Creative Cloud.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:13:00 +0000
Epson EcoTank ET-M2140, First Take: A 'low TCO' printer for businesses Epson's EcoTank printers offer genuine savings to organisations that need to print hundreds or even thousands of pages every month.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:00:04 +0000
Google, SAP partner to host social entrepreneurship contest At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Google and SAP are announcing a new contest to promote the idea of a "circular economy."

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:18:00 +0000
Game of Clouds: Lock-In Is Coming "Born-in the Cloud" workloads might be designed to be platform-agnostic now, but that doesn't mean it will always be the case, as hyperscalers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure continue to add specific and unique functionality to their hosted services.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:29:43 +0000
Samsung unveils world's first 15.6-inch 4K OLED display The big names in premium hardware – HP, Dell, and Alienware – will be releasing laptops using these OLED panels in the coming months.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:16:00 +0000
Robotics adoption: The SMB guide to industrial automation Robots aren't the exclusive purview of major enterprises anymore. Small and medium-sized businesses are finding ways to save money and streamline operations by automating. This guide will show you how.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:56:18 +0000
Bitcoin blues: This is how much cyptocurrency was stolen last year Hackers targeting bitcoin, monero and other cryptocurrencies made a lot of money from hacking exchanges, businesses and consumers last year.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:25:00 +0000
New ransomware strain is locking up Bitcoin mining rigs in China Ransomware threatens to overheat and destroy mining rigs if victims don't infect 1,000 other devices or don't pay a 10 Bitcoin ransom.

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